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Smart Mauritius
Towards a dynamic national fabric
Zaheer Allam
Urban Planner for Smart Cities
Mauritius
2040 km2
Paris
2723 km2
Washington
2996 km2
Los Angeles
4320 km2
Detroit
3267 km2 Tokyo
6993 km2
Johannesburg
23...
40% of population
lives in 8% of land
(163 km2)
Renewable energy
Currently: 15%
Target: 35%
Decentralisation of power grid...
4
5 years
4-5years
Curitiba, Brazil (1.7m)
Bogota, Columbia (6.8m)
5
Sustainability
Technology
What is a Smart City
Work
Play
Live
Increase
Quality & Performance
of Cities
Barcelona
Amsterd...
Redesigning cities
Promoting cyclable networks
Encouraging walkability
Work-Live-play
New cities
Energy Efficiency & Auton...
L 150k W 47k Port Louis
L 194k BB/RH/QB
ENL Moka City L 63k / W 56kL Nil / W 15k Ebene
Highlands L 94k / W 84k
Mauritius’ ...
Bus Rapid Transit
Time Comfort Cost
01 02 03
Operating on a two way circular
line for improved efficiency
Factors for enco...
Capacity
Building &
Programs
Good
governance &
leadership
Engagement &
Public
Participation
Performance
monitoring &
track...
10
What’s in it for SMEs?
SME
Pilot
projects
Deploy pilot projects due to utility companies
and local authorities in order...
11
What’s in it for everybody?
Youth
-Vibrant dynamic fabric
-More Opportunities
-Engaging frameworks
Women
-Empowerment p...
12
Increased
Mobility
Increased Job
Creation
Increased
Agricultural
potential
Value Creation Better living
communities
Les...
13
New Economic Sectors
Creation of new economic sectors, diversifying our economy for more stability
02 Widening up sea a...
Urban regeneration
Cultural elements
Accentuating various elements to
promote culture on a multi-scale
level
Experience
En...
New Port Louis
Overview
17
A. Politique / Economique / Judiciaire
B. Culture
C. Lieu de vie
D. La mer
Port Louis / La Capitale
1. Re-affirm its ca...
18
Re-affirming its capital dimension
New landmarks New arts district New culturally active + vibrant structures
19
Connection with the sea
20
Connect the heritage, infusing life, Celebrating the city
1. Hotel du government
2. Trésor / PMO
3. Casernes des pompie...
21
Taming Mobility, Smarting the City
Wifi
enabled city
Smart Energy
grid
Smart Water
Management
Smart Traffic
Management
...
22
Paved walkable roads
Chinatown
Identity & Character
C U L T U R A L & A R T S D I S T R I C T
Aapravasi Ghat Buffer zone
23
A. Victoria bus terminal
B. Overhead platform
C. Commercial building
D. Commercial building
E. Mixed use (Res’l + Comc’...
24
A. Immigration Square Terminal
B. Overhead platform
C. Cultural Arts District
D. Mixed use development
E. Marina
F. Mix...
25
Shareable data streams from Government
Smart
City 1
Smart
City 2
Smart
City 3
Port
Louis
Open Data Cloud
$
$
$
$
$
$
Sm...
26
Urban Regeneration Scheme
Port Louis
BB/RH
Quatre Bornes
Curepipe
Phoenix
Goodlands
Centre de Flacq
Mahebourg
Souillac
...
27
What’s in it for the city?
Job Creation
2016 : 3,000
2018 : 5,000
2020 : 12,000
Housing Relief
Young affordable units
8...
28
Merci
“We define organic order as the kind of
order that is achieved when there is a
perfect balance between the needs ...
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Smart Cities, Urban Development & Strategic Road Development Plan

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Mr Zaheer Allam, Urban Planner for Smart Cities, State Land Development Company, Mauritius, provides an Overview of the Implementation of Smart Cities, Urban Development
and Strategic Road Development Plan at CILT's Africa Forum 2016

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Smart Cities, Urban Development & Strategic Road Development Plan

  1. 1. 1 Smart Mauritius Towards a dynamic national fabric Zaheer Allam Urban Planner for Smart Cities
  2. 2. Mauritius 2040 km2 Paris 2723 km2 Washington 2996 km2 Los Angeles 4320 km2 Detroit 3267 km2 Tokyo 6993 km2 Johannesburg 2396 km2 Melbourne 2080 km2 San Juan 2309 km2 Essen 2642 km2 Buenos Aires 2266 km2 Moscow 2150 km2 Perth 999 km2 Cairo 1295 km2 Port Louis: 47 km2
  3. 3. 40% of population lives in 8% of land (163 km2) Renewable energy Currently: 15% Target: 35% Decentralisation of power grid Diversification of energy technology Smart Cities Decentralisation Smart Densification (less land cover) Less vehicular needs (W/L/P) Less stress on existing infrastructure Open Space m2/capita Port Louis (incld citadelle) 3.7 London 4.8 New York 7.2 Shanghai 9.1 Delhi 15 Cities density people/km2 Mauritius (Urban Corridor) 3022 Dublin 2950 Sydney 2100 Las Vegas 1750 Vancouver 1650 Country (density ranking) people/km2 Singapore 7301 Hong Kong 6396 Gaza Strip 5045 Bahrain 1646 Bangladesh 1067 Taiwan 646 Mauritius 631 Lebanon 560 486k 201 World’s Top 10 Registered carsasfromJan16 CarsperKMofroad Country forhighest vehicle perKMofroad Accidents cars/year: 10% Deaths from road accidents (Jan-Sep 2015): 102
  4. 4. 4 5 years 4-5years Curitiba, Brazil (1.7m) Bogota, Columbia (6.8m)
  5. 5. 5 Sustainability Technology What is a Smart City Work Play Live Increase Quality & Performance of Cities Barcelona Amsterdam Stockholm 1. Autonomy 2. Integration 3. Innovation 4. Intelligent 5. Global Job Creation Economic Value Quality of Life
  6. 6. Redesigning cities Promoting cyclable networks Encouraging walkability Work-Live-play New cities Energy Efficiency & Autonomy Walkable communities Cyclable communities Work-live_play Decouraging vehicular needs High consideration on Quality of Life Smart Cities Scheme Existing towns & cities Urban Regeneration Programme Smart Cities Emerging cities Port Louis Vision 2030 Curepipe CBD regeneration Port Louis Curepipe BeauBassin/Rosehill Vacoas/Phoenix Quatre Bornes Ebene Goodlands Triolet Mahebourg Flic en Flacq Etc Riche Terre project Azuri Smart City Medine Integrated Partk St Felix Village Roches Noires Smart City Highlands City Cap Tamarin Royal St Louis Mont Choisy Smart City Etc Scheme: Board of investment
  7. 7. L 150k W 47k Port Louis L 194k BB/RH/QB ENL Moka City L 63k / W 56kL Nil / W 15k Ebene Highlands L 94k / W 84k Mauritius’ Future Configuration Terra L 6.5k / W?k Azuri L 10.5k / W?k Massilia L ?k / W?k Domaine les Pailles Yihai L ?k / W3.2k L 192k V/Phnx/CUR Royal St Louis L ?k / W 1.3k Medine L 12k / W?k Ferney L ?k / W?k Cap Tamarin L 4.1k / W 2.2k St Felix L 7.2k / W?k Mont Choisy L ?k /W 9k Trianon L ?k / W ?k Omnicane L 11.4k / W 3.6k Riche Terre L 12k / W?k Roches Noires L 15k / W?k
  8. 8. Bus Rapid Transit Time Comfort Cost 01 02 03 Operating on a two way circular line for improved efficiency Factors for encouraging people to travel by BRT, as opposed to their private cars Potential to reduce vehicular traffic up to 80% 80% • Walkable • Cyclable • Internal (not external) traffic St Pierre Ebene Port Louis Flacq Triolet Grand Baie Curepipe Vacoas/Phnx Quatre Bornes BB/RH Mahebourg South Soreze
  9. 9. Capacity Building & Programs Good governance & leadership Engagement & Public Participation Performance monitoring & tracking Multi- stakeholder based planning 01 02 0304 05 Integration Society, Ecology, Technology, Economy SMART MAURITIUS 2 31 Open Dialogue Context Sensitivity Empowerment
  10. 10. 10 What’s in it for SMEs? SME Pilot projects Deploy pilot projects due to utility companies and local authorities in order to test their products and technology Working Space Rent working spaces and create employment for local workforce Knowledge Exchange Engage in knowledge exchange, and build inter sectorial services with a focus on training and expertise Expansive possibilities Appear in new areas of the market where large multinationals operate without needing to redesign costs Partnerships Develop innovative products and delivery partnerships in the region
  11. 11. 11 What’s in it for everybody? Youth -Vibrant dynamic fabric -More Opportunities -Engaging frameworks Women -Empowerment programs -Child-minding infrastructures -Training & performance Children -Psycho-dynamic dev. -Safe & protected env. -Training & performance Land Owners -Fiscal incentive (>50A) -Collaborative investments -Management of local resources Silver Generation -Community living -Retirement Schemes -Mentorship & training for the youth
  12. 12. 12 Increased Mobility Increased Job Creation Increased Agricultural potential Value Creation Better living communities Less vehicular transportation New Economic sectors Healthier fabric Smart Mauritius Planned Vision
  13. 13. 13 New Economic Sectors Creation of new economic sectors, diversifying our economy for more stability 02 Widening up sea activities, trade/research/farming Blue 04 Setting up facilities for the older generation for a comfortable and inclusive living structure Silver 05Expanding Agricultural possibilities with more efficient farming Green 03From GBL-2 to GBL-1 Financial Services 01Promoting new start-ups and exporting technology to Africa ICT
  14. 14. Urban regeneration Cultural elements Accentuating various elements to promote culture on a multi-scale level Experience Ensuring a dynamic blend of the new and the old to ensure an enjoyable experience for both locals and visitors
  15. 15. New Port Louis Overview
  16. 16. 17 A. Politique / Economique / Judiciaire B. Culture C. Lieu de vie D. La mer Port Louis / La Capitale 1. Re-affirm its capital dimension 2. Re-connect with the sea 3. Connect the Heritage 4. Infuse Life 5. Tame Mobility 6. Smart the City 7. Celebrate the city Project Driven - Acupuncture
  17. 17. 18 Re-affirming its capital dimension New landmarks New arts district New culturally active + vibrant structures
  18. 18. 19 Connection with the sea
  19. 19. 20 Connect the heritage, infusing life, Celebrating the city 1. Hotel du government 2. Trésor / PMO 3. Casernes des pompiers 4. La cour Supreme 5. Cathédrale St james 6. Les Casernes Centrales 7. Gare – Chemin de Fer 8. Les Casernes Decaen 9. IBL 10. Théatre de Port Louis 11. Cathédrale St Louis 12. L’Eveche 13. Le marché Centrale 14. La Jummah Mosque 15. Le Grenier 16. L’Hopital Militaire 17. Aapravasi Ghat 18. La Citadelle 1. World heritage day 2. Festival Créole 3. Musiques du monde 4. Semaine de la Francophonie 5. La fête de toutes les danses 6. Saveurs et Senteurs 7. Semaine de la Mode 8. Les Métiers Traditionnels 9. Le Monde de la Mer 10. Les Métiers d’Art 11. Fête de la lumière –Divali 12. Contes – Poésie 13. Fête des Couleurs
  20. 20. 21 Taming Mobility, Smarting the City Wifi enabled city Smart Energy grid Smart Water Management Smart Traffic Management Smart Waste Management Smart City Management 1. Open air art galleries 2. Water Taxi 3. Bicycle 4. Walkable city 5. Jogging tracks IoT
  21. 21. 22 Paved walkable roads Chinatown Identity & Character C U L T U R A L & A R T S D I S T R I C T Aapravasi Ghat Buffer zone
  22. 22. 23 A. Victoria bus terminal B. Overhead platform C. Commercial building D. Commercial building E. Mixed use (Res’l + Comc’l) F. Marina G. Commercial H. Commercial + offices I. Hotel + residential J. Mixed use K. Mixed Use L. Commercial + offices M. Aquarium N. Theme park
  23. 23. 24 A. Immigration Square Terminal B. Overhead platform C. Cultural Arts District D. Mixed use development E. Marina F. Mixed use development
  24. 24. 25 Shareable data streams from Government Smart City 1 Smart City 2 Smart City 3 Port Louis Open Data Cloud $ $ $ $ $ $ Smarting the city Government
  25. 25. 26 Urban Regeneration Scheme Port Louis BB/RH Quatre Bornes Curepipe Phoenix Goodlands Centre de Flacq Mahebourg Souillac Grand Gaube Triolet Flic en Flac Bel Ombre Chamarel Smart Mauritius Boosting existing territories + New cities • Job Creation • Winning Support for Change • Support from 20 Constituencies Quality of life • Less accidents • Walkable fabric • Cultural + Artistic vibrancy • Opportunities for the youth New Smart Cities
  26. 26. 27 What’s in it for the city? Job Creation 2016 : 3,000 2018 : 5,000 2020 : 12,000 Housing Relief Young affordable units 8,000 Units Traffic Congestion Relief +100% parking 40% Traffic decrease Value Creation Rs 52bn Sustainability & Resilience 25% < Energy usage in 5 years 80% Water usage improvements Enhanced Tourism 600,000 Visitors Quality of Life More Green Space Better social integration Walkable networks
  27. 27. 28 Merci “We define organic order as the kind of order that is achieved when there is a perfect balance between the needs of the parts, and the needs of the whole.” –Christopher Alexander

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